Fashion On Display

Fashion Design & Merchandising students show off their creations at annual Campus Couture Fashion Show.

The lines and angles on some were unconventional. The styles were both Avant garde and traditionally sweet (think floral and lace). Yet it all made fashion sense at the 29th Campus Couture Fashion Show, where students proudly showed off the clothing lines they had produced throughout the school year.

The student-run fashion show, put on by Long Beach State University’s Fashion Merchandising & Design department, paid tribute to those future designers who hope to change the way the world dresses.

Mimi Lee’s goth-influenced collection, with its Maleficent-inspired head wear, stood out among the gold, lace, geometric designs and classic Parisian color palettes that marked many of the other lines.

Model shows off black sheer dress
Model shows off a goth-influenced piece from student designer Mimi Lee’s line. Many of Lee’s designs included Maleficent-like head wear.

The designs were judged by a panel of six judges, including associate professor Suzanne Marshall, head of Fashion Merchandising & Design. Stephanie Langford was the night’s big winner, taking home the Rising Star and Flat Pattern awards for her multi-color geometric swirl dress and jacket ensemble.

Fashion Design & Mechandising students show off their clothing lines at 2017 Campus Couture Fashion Show.

Best of Show award went to Sara Tepo for her “Draping” class project, an impressive black and white jumpsuit. Abby Pollack’s collection of bold colors, striped tuxedo pants and fur vest, earned her the Most Marketable award, while Yvonne Macias’ asymmetrical line earned her the Paris Pick award.

Paris judges Kristina Mossessyants and Henri Carvalho said that Macias “took risks and played with classics” and showed off clothing that a “Parisian woman would wear.”

Other winners were Fabiola Hernandez (Corset), Carla Camino (Couture), Pollack (Reclaimed, Person 1 of team), Macias (Person 2 of team), Tepo (Draping) and Sara Norrman (Knits). Norman also was named Outstanding Fashion Design student and Zain Alkurdi the Outstanding Fashion Merchandising student.

Student models primp in front of mirror
Student models do a little last-minute primping before taking their turn on stage at the Campus Couture Fashion Show.
Model heads on stage
Models make sure everything flows right before heading onto the stage at the Carpenters Performing Arts Center.
Models anxiously await their turn backstage
Models anxiously await their turn backstage at the 2017 Campus Couture Fashion Show at the Carpenters Performing Arts Center.
Model wears bluish-green dress
Students used their imaginations and fashion sense to come up with their designs for the 2017 Campus Couture Fashion Show.
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Preparing for the annual Campus Couture Fashion Show can be a blur for many Fashion Design & Merchandising students.
Judges get a close look at students' fashions
Judges get a close look at students’ fashions during the Campus Couture Fashion Show.
Campus Couture Fashion Show puts the spotlight on student designs.
The annual Campus Couture Fashion Show puts the spotlight on student designs.
Models wear student's fashions
Fashions ranged from soft silks to khaki and olive green to evening black in this line of clothes.
Models show off student Sara Norrman's designs at 2017 Campus Couture Fashion Show.
Models show off student Sara Norrman’s designs at 2017 Campus Couture Fashion Show.